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Top 10 longest beaches in the world

For many people, the beach is the perfect place to go on their well-deserved vacation. Whether people prefer beaches for long romantic evening walks, relaxing hours of sunbathing on a sunny day or just for all kinds of sporting activities, beaches around the world are known as the most iconic symbol for the holiday.


The good news is that beaches are not uncommon. Most bodies of water have beaches. But not all beaches are the same. These can include pebbles, shingles, gravel, and most importantly, sand. Sandy beaches are the most common type of beach and are usually caused by the sea or ocean (although sandy beaches are also rare). It is not surprising that white sandy beaches are the most popular type of beach and a favorite destination for beach tourists.

Top 10 longest beaches in the world
Top 10 longest beaches in the world

But beaches also vary greatly in size. They can be relatively small hidden spots, but they can also be impressively long areas stretching tens of kilometers per mile. Usually, along the long beaches is where tourism booms the most. Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. All want to be located near the beach.


The following ranking will show you where on our planet you can find the longest beaches in the world.


10 longest beaches in the world


Top 10 longest beaches in the world (summary)

254 km / 158 miles

182 km / 113 miles

151 km / 94 miles

120 km / 75 miles

97 km / 60 miles

88 km / 55 miles

82 km / 51 miles

56 km / 35 miles

45 km / 28 miles

34 km / 21 miles


The 10 longest beaches in the world by length, as measured by beaches that are not interrupted by any body of water, streets, buildings, etc.



1. Praia do Cassino, Brazil

Praia do Cassino in the town of Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul
Praia do Cassino in the town of Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul

254 km / 158 miles long


Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Largest city by the beach: Cassino


Praia do Cassino (“Cassino Beach”) is the longest beach in the world. The beach is located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost tip of Brazil. It stretches over a length of 254 km / 158 miles from the north of the town of Cassino (after which the beach is named) all the way to the south until it is crossed by the Arroyo Chuy River which marks the border between Brazil and Uruguay.

 

2. Padre Island Beach, USA

Padre Island Beach in South Padre Island, Texas
Padre Island Beach in South Padre Island, Texas

182 km / 113 miles long


Location: Texas, USA

Largest city by the beach: Corpus Christi


Padre Island Beach is the second longest beach in the world. At the same time, this is also the longest beach in the United States of America. The beach marks the shoreline of Padre Island, a small island located just off the mainland of Texan. It stretches from the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas all the way to the Brazos Santiago Pass, almost reaching the US-Mexico border. Thus, the beach reaches an impressive length of 182 km / 113 miles.


 

3. Ninety Mile Beach, Australia

Ninety Mile Beach near Lakes Entrance, Victoria
Ninety Mile Beach near Lakes Entrance, Victoria

151 km / 94 miles long


Location: Victoria, Australia

Largest city by the beach: Loch Sport


Its name doesn't give enough credit to Ninety Mile Beach in Australia, because of the fact the beach is even 94 miles or 151 kilometers in size. This makes the Pacific Ocean's longest beach. It is located in the Australian state of Victoria on the South East coast of the country, east of Melbourne and south of Australia's three largest national parks (Yara Ranges National Park, Snowy River National Park & Kosciuszko National Park). . You can find several small coastal towns right at the beach.


 

4. Cox's Bazar Beach, Bangladesh

Cruise at Cox Bazar Beach near Cox Bazar City, Chittagong Division
Cruise at Cox Bazar Beach near Cox Bazar City, Chittagong Division

120 km / 75 miles long


Location: Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

Largest city by the beach: Cox's Bazar


Cox's Bazar Beach is the fourth longest beach in the world. At the same time, the beach is the longest beach of the Indian Ocean and of the whole of Asia. The beach is named after the city of Cox's Bazar, located in the Chittagong District of Bangladesh. That's where the beach begins. It then stretches south along with Himchari National Park before being interrupted by the Reju Canal after a length of 120 km/75 miles.


 

5. Grand Strand, USA

The Grand Strand at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Grand Strand at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

97 km / 60 miles long


Location: South Carolina, USA

Biggest city by the beach: Myrtle . Beach


Grand Strand is another American beach featured in the Top 10 longest beaches in the world. The Grand Strand is also the longest beach on the US Eastcoast stretching 97 km or 60 miles across the coast of the US state of South Carolina from the Little River to Winyah Bay. The most popular beach is Myrtle Beach, a popular tourist town in the region.


 

6. Ninety Mile Beach, New Zealand

Ninety Mile Beach in the Northland state of New Zealand
Ninety Mile Beach in the Northland state of New Zealand

88 km / 55 miles long


Location: Northland, New Zealand

Largest city by the beach: Ahipara


You don't see a couple, there's actually another Ninety Mile Beach. Unlike the Australian version, the beach in New Zealand doesn't really deserve the name, as it is "only" 55 miles long. The beach may be named after confusing the metric system with the British system of measurement, as the beach is nearly 90 kilometers long (88 to be exact). This is still an impressive length for a beach located in the northernmost state of Northland in New Zealand.


 

7. Playa Novillero, Mexico

Playa Novillero in the Mexican state of Nayarit
Playa Novillero in the Mexican state of Nayarit

82 km / 51 miles long


Location: Nayarit, Mexico

Largest city by the beach: Playa Novillero


Playa Novillero (“Novillero Beach”) is the seventh longest beach in the world. The beach has an impressive length of 82 km / 51 miles and is therefore the longest beach on the North American Westcoast. The beach stretches from the Teacapan Estuary, which marks the border between the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, all the way south to the Agua Brava Lagoon in Nayarit.

 

8. Virginia Beach, USA

Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach City, Virginia
Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach City, Virginia

56 km / 35 miles long


Location: Virginia & North Carolina, USA

Biggest City by the Beach: Virginia Beach


Another beach in the US is part of the 10 longest beaches in the world. Virginia Beach is also known as the longest beach in the world. Especially in the Virginia part, you'll be hard-pressed to find any point of the beach without a hotel, restaurant, bar, or other entertainment facility right by the beach. Virginia Beach stretches from the city of the same name in Virginia all the way to Oregon Inlet in North Carolina.


 

9. Long Beach, USA

Long Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula in the US state of Washington
Long Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula in the US state of Washington

45 km / 28 miles long


Location: Washington, USA

Biggest city by the beach: Long Beach


Bai Dai is also another American beach in the Top 10 longest beaches in the world. The beach is 45 km / 28 miles long and is located on Bai Dai Peninsula in Washington state, Northwestern United States, right next to the Pacific Ocean. Unlike the other American beaches in this ranking, Bai Dai does not have a major tourist infrastructure and remains largely natural with only a few small towns adjacent to the beach.


 

10. Ibeno Beach, Nigeria

Ibeno Beach in Kwa Ibo Town, Akwa Ibom
Ibeno Beach in Kwa Ibo Town, Akwa Ibom

34 km / 21 miles long


Location: Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Largest city by the beach: Kwa Ibo


Ibeno Beach has a length of 34 km / 21 miles, which is the longest beach in Africa. The beach is located in the state of Akwa Ibom, Southeast of Nigeria. It stretches from the town of Kwa Ibo in the West all the way to the easternmost corner of Akwa Ibom, just near the river border with the neighboring State of Cross River.


 

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